Places of Worship Safety Courses

With the growing violence targeted at places of worship around the globe, Paradigm has developed an immersive safety training system designed to provide enhanced levels of security to attendees, while maintaining their welcoming atmosphere.

Classes focus on pre-incident indicators designed to allow places of worship to recognize threats before they occur, and on practical techniques to mitigate violent incidents specific to each site’s unique circumstances. Guidance is also provided on organizing and safely running volunteer groups to enhance overall security.


The primary point of concern should be the entry point to the room, and how to secure it. Some items to consider include:

  • the lock,
  • the door self-closing mechanism,
  • the door stop, and
  • objects that could be placed in front of the door to make it difficult to open.

Close this popup, proceed to the next page, and click on the icons to see some examples of barricade techniques.